Some points to know about Counter Magnet City, Gwalior
- The city is famous for its music, the oldest Gharana “Gwalior Gharana” is an example of classic music
- Gwalior is a birthplace of very well known musicians of Indian history, Tansen and Baiju Bawra are one of them.
- Many sportsperson like Dhyan Chand (better known as Magician of Hockey) and A Hammer thrower Vishal Kalim Belongs to Gwalior.
Top 7 Tourist Places to Visit in Gwalior –
1. Gwalior fort-
This hill fort was built in 8th century and belongs to Tomara dynasty. This fort has two palaces, one which is known as Gurjari Mahal was built for Queen Mrignayani and other is known as Man Mandir.
2. Tighra Dam-
3. The Memorial of Tansen | Tansen Tomb-
Tansen was a classical music composer, musician and vocalist and was among the nine jewels of the Royal Court of Akbar. It is located near tomb of Mohammed Ghaus and surrounded by beautiful flowers and host the Annual music festival which is known as Tansen Sangget Samaroh.
4. Sun Temple-
The Temple of God Sun are very rare in India, and Gwalior has one of them, the architecture of this temple is inspired from the Sun Temple in Konark. It was built by G. D. Birla in 1988. The exterior of the temple is made up of red sandstone and interior was made up of white marble. Many devotes, nirvana seekers and photographers visit here throughout the year. Its religious importance makes it must visit Tourist Places to Visit in Gwalior
5. Jai Vilas Palace-
Jai Vilas palace is famous for its Italian architecture, it was built in 1874 by the Maharaja of Gwalior and still the residence of Scindia dynasty. The palace is stretched over an area of 12,40,771 square feet, It has 400 rooms on which 40 rooms are now converted to the museum.
6. Suraj Kund, Gwalior-
7. Archaeological Museum Gwalior-
The archeological museum of Gwalior was established in 1984, located in front of Hathi pole gate of the fort. The museum is famous for its variety of antiquities and can be classified under Shaiv, jain and Vaishnav groups. It describes the rich culture of Indian from 1st century. The sound and light show which shows the journey of Indian history is the main attraction of this site.